As part of The Exchange's 'Re-imagining Our Environment' programme, Izzy Parker, an artist-in-residence in the Department of Psychosis Studies, and her film production company, Girafingo, have produced a video tutorial on making paper trees from recycled magazines.
Currently resident in the Department of Philosophy, artist and choreographer Sivan Rubinstein is working in collaboration with Dr Sarah Fine, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, on a project exploring the human experience of climate change through dance. Watch a short film, 'The body and the planet', from a participatory workshop on the 'Project media' section of their webpage.
From 2018-19, Sara Shamma worked in collaboration with Dr Siân Oram, Lecturer in Women's Mental Health, on a project exploring the psychological impact of modern slavery. Sara sought to draw attention to this issue through a series of large-scale portraits, which were exhibited as part of Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery at Bush House Arcade, 1 October – 22 November 2019. A film documenting the residency, Yes, I'm Here, gives an insight into the research-based residency and Sara's practice.
Teresa Albor, a King's Artist who was resident in the Addictions Department from 2017-18, is now Director of Cultural Affairs at the Samdani Art Foundation in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was interviewed earlier this year about the collaboration of British Council and Dhaka Art Summit 2020 and was co-editor of the digital catalogue. Find out more about the Dhaka Art Summit on their website.
As part of the 2016 Parallel practices residences, glass maker Dr Shelley James collaborated with the Department of Physics investigating making and problem-solving through glass techniques. Shelley presented on her work as part of the 'New Models of Making' series at Make:Shift Ireland in 2017.
Since his 2015-16 Leverhulme residency in the Department of War Studies, Baptist Coelho was an artist-in-residence at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore from October – December 2019. Watch They agreed to eat biscuits and European bread, a performance Baptist presented as part of his residency, and an interview about his artistic practice with Sharaad Kuttan for Astro Awani in Malaysia.
Artist Paddy Hartley has been working in collabroation with Dr Ian Thompson, a Reader in Medical Device Innovation at King's, for over 18 years in the Thompson Lab on Guy's Campus. From 2014-16, Paddy and Ian worked in partnership with William Edwards, Curator of the Gordon Museum of Pathology and Malcolm Logan, Professor of Regenerative Biology, on biotissue sculptures titled Papaver Rhoeas. Watch a film about the project and the process of creating the works.